Nostalgic visual effects that replicate old analogue film are usually seen in video format, but the same techniques can be applied to static images to give your photographs and design work a retro aesthetic. Dust, noise and colour distortions were originally unwanted problems associated with film, but now we purposely distress our artwork with those same imperfections to give clean digital designs a classic appearance. My new set of free resources contains 25 textures that combine bright colours and real dust speckles to simulate film grain and light leaks. They’re great for overlaying onto your images, or for use as backgrounds to form the foundation of a design.
This free pack of film dust textures contains 25 high resolution (3264×2448) JPG images with a variety of colours and natural particle spreads. Use them as overlays against photographs by selecting the Screen or Soft Light blending modes to allow the colours to interact, while leaving a layer of white speckles. Alternatively, the textures could be used as backgrounds to a design, upon which text and other elements can be laid.